Research in figurative and realism has always been my prerogative. I always start with people I know, often quite well, to be able to dig deep and go beyond appearances.
The choice therefore falls on those close to you who are part of my world, or who have somehow left their mark. For me, the details of faces, hands and feet are keys to understanding their features and grasping their souls. My painting tries to capture the movement and expressiveness of a gesture, an instant or a pose, to impress a feeling or a message and make it eternal.